Mr. Shipman completed an honours degree in Studio Art and Art History at McMaster University. He then received a bachelor of Education specializing in Art Education from the University of Toronto.
After 30 years of teaching, 20 years in the department of Visual Arts at Westdale Secondary School he retired from the public school system.
During this time as an art educator Mr. Shipman was a part time Art instructor at Dundas Valley School of Art specializing in portfolio development and life drawing.
Mr. Shipman has worked as a freelance illustrator on Microsoft’s Age of Empires card game, Iron Crown Lord of the Rings card game, and also worked for Wizards of the Coast.
He now teaches Drawing Fundamentals and Life Drawing in Mohawk’s Animation 3D program, as well he continues his own fine art in painting, drawing and photography.